Doing Justice to Figures and Figuration

Registration is now open for Doing Justice to Figures and Figuration, an ESRC and Gender Institute supported one-day graduate symposium at LSE on 19 June. Please visit our registration page to sign up.
Doing Justice to Figures and Figuration seeks to bring together interdisciplinary scholars in the social sciences working on figuration and/or with figures. Figuration – the process of consolidating understandings of individuals and populations into a particular form or idea – is increasingly understood as significant to mobilizing and understanding social and political life. In the stigmatization or celebration of figures, affective and historical discourses of gender, ability, race, religion, sexuality, age, class, and nation are called upon to structure social and political life. Thinking across political and academic uses of figuration, Doing Justice to Figures and Figuration seeks to create a space in which to discuss the potentials and risks of using and interrogating figures within academic research.
The symposium includes a vegetarian and vegan catered lunch, and the following papers:
Dr. Imogen Tyler (Co-Director, Centre for Gender & Women’s Studies: Lancaster)
“Figurative Methods: Craftivist Theory”
Maria Alexopoulos (Humboldt)
“The burden of lesbian existence: Reification and refusal in feminist literature”
Elaine Forde (Goldsmiths)
“Figuring and reconfiguring: The eco-warrior as trickster”
Aura Lehtonen (LSE)
“‘The Benefit Scrounger’: Racialisation and Sexualisation of the Welfare Recipient in Austerity Britain”
Nicole Shephard (LSE)
“Figuring Big Data”
Lauren Tooker (Warwick)
“Not a Loan, Not Alone? Indebted figuration in the Strike Debt movement”
Orlanda Ward (UCL)
“Framing BAME Women In British Politics”

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